What size Anchor

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by Poppa, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Pinson, Al
    I have a Lowe Big John 16'. I have mushroom anchors on anchor mates
    but I want to get a rubber coated Navy anchor that I can use in swift water
    and put a float on the end of the rope to release from my anchor fast if I need
    to. I have never used a Navy anchor and I want to get one to do the job but
    I don't want to get one heavier than I need. They come 10# 15# and 20#.
    What size do you think I need?
     
  2. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    Edgerton, Kansas
    Around here people use a ritcher anchor 20lbs would hold you in pretty good current, just use alot of rope. I have a navy anchor, but my buddies ritcher seems to hold better in current. As far as a float, check out ironwoodpacific.com, everyone I know uses the anchor lift, it doubles as a float for trophy chasing.
     

  3. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Not sure how fast your current is (fast is a relative term), but if its REAL fast i'd go with the 20#. The navy anchor doesn't dig as well as say a richter (IMHO) but it sure sucks to have to buy 2 anchors cause the first one wasn't heavy enough to do the job - or you can buy one of the lighter ones, see how it holds, and if its not enough buy the heavier one for the fast current and use the lighter one for lighter/no current.
     
  4. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    We use the 15 lb navy on a war eagle 1860 in current on the Mississippi and it holds just fine even in fast high water conditions